I spent the better half of yesterday plotting Jazz It Up. For some reason I'm having difficulty writing the beginning of that story, and I almost always write from beginning to the end. I think I may have to abandon the beginning for now and just jump into the next scene.
I have about half the book plotted, with conversation snippets and how everything plays out. I didn't do this with A Life Without You and had to edit A LOT. I did plot Absolutely Eric out, mainly because I kept thinking up funny things to write and needed a place to put them. I had to edit Eric a lot less as a result (some have said that Eric's book is all over the place, but that's just how Eric is. He's all over the place. I think the book is very well edited, but it's by no means a simple, easy-read book).
So yeah, I just don't think I'm a seat-of-my-pants sorta person! I like structure and I like to be able to stick things in the right places when I think them up. It also makes editing easier because I'll know where everything is and I can switch scenes around before I write them. Things may take a different turn, I expect that since it always happens, but that's okay. I can adjust the whole skeleton as I go ;)
So Jazz, get read to be written! Took a month to write Eric, I plan to take the same time writing you (or less, if I can!). He's a cool, laid back guy with a past, and we're going to explore that past a bit.
Who is my inspiration for Jazz? Young Marcus Schenkenberg (OMG - Squeal with me!). Yeah, Jazz is a pretty boy. You won't believe whom I've pared him up with ^.^
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